Tom Johnston Memorial Fund - Access Bursary

  • Name: Tom Johnston Memorial Fund - Access Bursary
  • Level: Undergraduate (Taught)
  • School: School of Management and Languages
  • Availability: Applicants to study Economics at undergraduate level
  • Number of awards: One
  • Deadline:

Further information

Professor Tom Johnston was founding Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt between 1966 and 1976, during which time he taught all first year Economics students. He returned in 1981 as Principal and Vice-Chancellor and held this post for seven years.

Professor Johnston believed passionately in access to higher education for all, regardless of wealth. He came from a poor family and depended on bursaries and scholarships to fund him throughout his studies.

With the support of Professor Johnston's family, an access bursary will be offered each year to a student who has accepted a place to study Economics at Heriot-Watt University.

To be eligible, applicants should be applying for an undergraduate degree in Economics at Heriot-Watt University (either single or joint honours) and should fulfil at least one of the following criteria: be the first in their family to attend University; be currently studying for an HNC/HND; be currently studying on an Access Programme; be currently studying Highers or A-Levels at a College; be currently at School and in receipt of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA); have been in care.

Please submit your application on the attached application form.